Gipin Varghese


Known for his conceptually strong art works and his skilful, poignant use of the miniature tradition, Gipin Varghese is a contemporary Indian artist who completed a BFA in Painting from the University of Kerala. Subsequently, Varghese completed an MFA in Painting from the University of Hyderabad and a PhD in Fine Arts from M.G. University, Kerala.

Varghese’s art works are an attempt to explore and understand the dynamics of power. He takes inspiration from Indian folk mural traditions, and depicts ideas which are based on actual occurrences and events, such as the violence rooted in the AFSPA Act, farmer suicides and the government’s reluctance in banning the poisonous pesticide, Endosulfan.

Gipin Varghese’s first solo show was titled ‘Surveillance on the Other End of the Spectrum’, and was exhibited in Mumbai in 2012. He has also participated in group shows at the Soorya Festival in Thiruvanathapuram, and the All Indian Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Gallery in New Delhi.

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